The first season of Louvre Abu Dhabi's public programmes continues with a lecture by Professor Salah Hassan about the pioneering Modern artist Ibhrahim El-Salahi on 18 April and South African Band Via Sophiatown (19-20 April) at the museum.
With the participation of future neighbouring museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi together with Louvre Abu Dhabi presentIbrahim El-Salahi: The Cosmopolitan Modernist on 18 April at 7 pm in the museum's Auditorium. The talk explores one of the forefathers of Modern Art in Sudan and a key contributor to African Modernism. El-Salahi's artwork is currently on display at Louvre Abu Dhabi's Challenging Modernity gallery on loan from Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. His work highlights the artist's defining contributions to the history of art as well as his current practice. Salah Hassan, Professor at Cornell University, discusses El-Salahi's career and the 2012–13 retrospective he curated for the Sharjah Art Museum and the Tate Modern.
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